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The life of Erland Carlsson (1822-1893), immigrant pastor and Augustana Lutheran Synod leader, was fashioned by his pietistic family home in Älghult parish, Kronobergs län, Sweden, it was enriched by the evangelical läsare movement, and it was deepened intellectually by his theological studies at Lund University.
Table of Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- The Early Years in Sweden -- Emigration to America -- Building a Congregation -- The Life of an Immigrant Pastor -- The Pastor and His Congregation -- Outreach in Service -- The Church Beyond the Parish -- Champion of Education -- Promotor of the Printed Word -- Leadership in the Augustana Synod -- Conflict and Criticism -- Family and the Larger Society -- The Last Years -- An Appraisal -- Erland Carlsson’s Immigrant Guide -- Bibliography -- Index
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History | Scandinavian Studies
"Shepherd of an Immigrant People: The Story of Erland Carlsson" (1978). Augustana Historical Society Publications.
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